oru.sePublikationer
Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Olof Palme och löntagarfonder: En studie om rörelsesocialism och statssocialism i den svenska arbetarrörelsen
Örebro University.
2007 (Swedish)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this essay is to examine wage-earners' investment funds from the ideological point of view. Were they in any way an integrated part of social democratical democratic socialism and reformism? I emphasize Olof Palme´s ideological idea of democratic socialism and reformism, and how he handled the issue. How did the question of these funds correspondent with the basic ideological points of view, and what was the standpoint of Palme in this issue.

My method is built upon a deep study and analyses of SAP board of party and the standing committees protocol in the light of Olof Palme´s and SAP's ideology. I even use information from literature, inquiries and dissertations. I will mainly focus on Palme´s standpoint during this time.

There are the tree question areas and answers in this essay. There is an obvious tension between the two poles of labour movement, the state socialism represented by the social democratic party with a social outlook from above and the movement socialism, represented by the trade union movement with view from below. How did the wage-earners' investment funds stand to this traditional tension? How did Olof Palme remain to it? The answers to these questions are, that Olof Palme was very aware of this tension and he warned the trade union to be too radical. The proposal had a more reformistic formation when it was transmitted from the movement socialistic pole to the state socialistic pole.

How did the wage-earners' investment funds fit in democratic socialism? The proposal of the wage-earners' investment funds meant that the function socialistic line, which traditionally was brought by the social democracy, now was changed to the line of ownership. Was it Palmes intention to implement a socialistic society with the help of the wage-earners' investment funds, to be more an a large public sector? The final proposition was a compromise and had lost its radical characteristics. It was never Olof Palme’s intention to implement a socialistic society with the help of the wage-earners' investment funds.

How did the wage-earners' investment funds fit in the reformistic point of view? Were they system changing or system preserving, or both? The answer to this in this essay is, that the origin proposal was radical and system changing. The final proposal was both system preserving and system changing.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2007. , 108 p.
Keyword [en]
The keywords in this study are: Olof Palme, Wage-earners Funds, Social Democracy, Trade Union (landsorganisationen LO), Swedish employers association (arbetsgivareföreningen SAF) Industrial Democracy, Profit-sharing schemes, Economic Democracy, Democratic Reformism, Democratic Socialism, Solidaristic Wages Policy.
Keyword [sv]
Nyckelbegreppen i den här studien är Olof Palme, löntagarfonder, socialdemokratin, landsorganisationen LO, svenska arbetsgivareföreningen SAF, industriell demokrati, arbetsplatsdemokrati, ekonomisk demokrati, demokratisk reformism, demokratisk socialism, solidarisk lönepolitik, vinstdelning.
National Category
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-1649ISRN: ORU-SAM/STK-D--07/0011--SEOAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-1649DiVA: diva2:135276
Uppsok
samhälle/juridik
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2007-11-05 Created: 2007-11-05

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(715 kB)943 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 715 kBChecksum MD5
1eca7fbc701915858549786378c1b9c8e9e52d3f3e37edfac4b370ab682ac599008f067a
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Örebro University
Political Science (excluding Public Administration Studies and Globalization Studies)

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 943 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Total: 919 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf